Hiring managers at elite consulting and law firms tend to lower the technical bar for candidates with common backgrounds and interests over more intelligent prospects, according to new research. By Vickie ElmerNov 29, 2012 11:04 AM ET
Many freelancers' incomes are on the rise and they expect good things for 2013, according to a recent survey. A look at the ups and downs of this trend.
By Gary M. Stern
FORTUNE -- More and more, it seems the early 21st century will be marked as the beginning -- or return, as the case may be -- of the era of the American freelancer.
A September survey of over 3,000 MORENov 27, 2012 11:59 AM ET
Long-distance graduate degree programs have proliferated in recent years. Here's how to tell whether an online MBA is the real deal.
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I was intrigued by your column about online degree programs, because lately I've been interviewing candidates for a department head position at my company. The people who have held this job before have been MBAs, as are the most promising people I'm considering right now, but MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Nov 9, 2012 11:04 AM ET
The first employees of a new business must be up for more than just what's written in a job description. Here are a few things to consider when hiring or if you are considering joining a new company.Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM ET
NetSuite's Zach Nelson gets serious about hiring - and keeping - the right team.
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer
FORTUNE -- NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson has a problem that any executive would love to have: The company's business software, which is delivered via the Internet, is so hot that Nelson thinks NetSuite (N) could, in several years, book $1 billion a year or more in revenue, up from $236 million last MOREOct 24, 2012 5:00 AM ET
A good employee is hard to find - even in the age of Facebook and LinkedIn. Vetting for the top spot can be especially tough. Why reference checks fail, and how they can be fixed.
By Vickie Elmer, contributor
FORTUNE -- A few years ago several senior execs at Fortune 500 companies set up an online business. They hired a major executive-search firm to find a CEO for their startup, and MORESep 17, 2012 5:00 AM ET
By training job candidates before hiring them, the financial services giant has slashed turnover — and aspiring agents get the chance to test-drive a new career while still in their old jobs.
FORTUNE -- As an account executive at risk management and reinsurance firm Aon, Darryl Thompson made a time-consuming daily trek between Manhattan and his home in suburban White Plains, N.Y. "I was unhappy about not spending enough time with MORESep 12, 2012 10:08 AM ET
Here are three ways in which companies can avoid a Yahoo-like debacle. By Dennis Carey, Melanie Kusin, and Jane StevensonMay 10, 2012 9:46 AM ET
Business and military leaders discuss how corporations should help the current generation of long-serving veterans enter the workforce. By Shelley DuBoisShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - May 8, 2012 3:09 PM ET
As competition for talented workers heats up, some companies are giving their hiring process a boost and reducing their interview-to-offer times. By Vickie ElmerApr 30, 2012 2:27 PM ET
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